Inaugural Post!

Wow!  So I finally did it; started my photo blog.  I’ve wrestled with starting a blog for years now, never really having a good answer for the question “Why don’t you have a blog?” so I have finally gotten my act together and made it happen!  Here’s hoping I can share all sorts of beautiful moments, ideas, and insight that we’ve gather as we make our way in the wild world of the photography business.

As for a topic for my first post, I couldn’t think of a better one to start with than one of our biggest endeavors, ever!  I have always wanted to do a “styled” shoot.  Get hair and makeup, dress vendors, flower vendors all on board with some fabulous models at a great location and just have some photo fun.  Well in October 2011, with the help of some absolutely AMAZING vendors, I was able to do just that!

You’ll find a few of my favorites from our shoot with model (and fellow photographer!) Ali.  We photographed her in the beautiful loaction of Murray Hill; a gorgeous estate in Leesburg, VA that the owner, Peggy Rust, was gracious enough to let us use.  Shelley’s Floral Enterprise provided the flowers which I just love.  The bouquet is so “vintage” and fits perfectly with Ali’s personal  wedding dress, even echoing the shape of the crystal embelishments at the waist.  I found the vintage inspired birdcage veil at a cute little bridal shop in Butler, PA (while visiting family) called Nicole’s Bridal Boutique.  Though Ali’s neclace & bracelet were her own, her earrings and rings are from local McLean, VA jeweler Tom Mangan of Mangan Jewelers.  Last, but certainly not least, the super fab ladies at Belle Soeur Styles were the awesome hair stylists and makeup artists for the entire photo shoot.

Stay tuned for more photos of all of our models!

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